I grew up in Mission. Every August there was a big folk music festival in Heritage Park. Everyone would go. My drama class would fund raise by running the parking and as an added bonus we got to get into the festival for free. There were dozens of booths selling all kinds of interesting trinkets or musical instruments or clothing. There was a large stage where bands from all over the world would play while the hippie parents danced on the grass in front of it. Most importantly, there were food vendors with every kind of fried dough and lemonade imaginable. The food was the best part.
The worst part was trying to figure out how to carry your things. Backpacks were pretty good but in the middle of August they make your back super sweaty. Plus if you wanted to dance you had to find someone to watch your bag or dance off in the corner where you wouldn’t hit anyone. Purses were okay but once you crammed your new goodies in there the strap would start to dig into your shoulder. Also if you were dancing, you couldn’t flail about because you might spill the contents of your purse.
If I decided to go back this summer I would definitely invest in a Venus & Mars handmade Festival Pocket Belt.
First of all these pocket belts are super cute. They are currently available in black and teal (one of the best colour combos ever). There is a long tail like piece of fabric that comes down like a cape for your butt or your hip. It has four pockets so you can keep all your curiosities on you as well as your snacks and wallet. There is a large zipper pocket for things that need to be secure. It also a flap pocket with a button detail. There are two more open pockets in case you need easy access to M&Ms or gummy bears. The waist strap is adjustable and has a double velcro closure. It’s pretty much the definition of fashion meets function. If you are planning on going to a festival this summer, I strongly suggest coming to Venus & Mars to try one on. It might be exactly what you need to keep your things and your sanity intact.
What festivals are you planning on going to this summer? Let us know in the comments below.
PS – If you’re not feeling the festival pocket belt, check our this blog post about all our other awesome styles of pocket belts.
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